December 20, 2005

Spears sues US Weekly over 'sex tape' claim


20 December 2005
Spears sues over 'sex tape' claim

Pop singer Britney Spears is suing Us Weekly magazine, claiming that the publication fabricated a story that suggested that she and her husband had made a sexually explicit video tape together and were worried it might be made public.

In a law suit filed in Los Angeles Superior Court, Spears and her husband Kevin Federline are seeking $10m in damages over the story which was published in October.

A spokesperson for the magazine said: "Us Weekly has a credible source, and we stand by our reporting."

The magazine article, which was headlined 'Brit & Kev: Secret Sex Tape?', claimed that "a member of their entourage had threatened to release raunchy footage of the two" and that Spears was afraid that "an X-rated tape starring the two may go public".

The article also said that the couple gave a copy of the tape to their lawyers and then watched it with them.

According to Spears' complaint the story is completely false. The singer says that there is no such X-rated tape, no member of her entourage had threatened to release any such video and no such video was shown to the couple's lawyers.

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